The are the rough equivalent to Menelonian fairies. Except for a few scholars in the field of interdimensional studies, humans know very little about them. They are of the chaos realm and are agents of it, regardless of temperament or outlook.
Pronounced "fee" or "fee-ling." The sound of the "ae" diphthong is repeated in the words below:
- Daelings are fae that are by nature somewhat kindly disposed toward humankind.
- Graelings are the vast majority of fae, and are disposed neutrally toward humankind though this can be influenced from moment to moment by interaction with them.
- Baelings are fae who are so malignantly aligned towards all life that they can be properly classed as minor demons.
The fae can manifest almost anywhere, at any time, though they tend to congregate in elven woods where powerful "faeling circles" are present. These interdimensional portals are closely guarded by the elves, and the fae tend to use them as superhighways to travel the worlds.
Fae do not normally appear to any of the mortal races, but can be caught and observed unawares. They may disappear when they realize they are being watched, or shift appearance to look like a wisp of smoke or a cloud of mist, or they may stay and chat for awhile, especially if it's a daeling and the human thought to bring along a bribe.
Among humans, it's considered risky to have dealings with the faelings. (sorry not sorry) Many of the malevolent types can shapeshift almost at will, and baelings will often masquerade as daelings or even gaelings to cause chaos and confusion among mortalkind.